(... Well, I'd say whatever Vinyl did to hurt Octavia so much has been properly repented for... And that Vinyl has definitely earned forgiveness, and likely a second chance... if she lives through that.
On an unrelated note, this is exactly the sort of thing that can start political rallies to fix and alter buildings to be able to handle lightning strikes. I predict a movement to outfit every building in the city with a lightning rod.)
Well magic variants with the unicorn, for exemple Twiligh, a high level unicorn, could do that but a lower level unicorn couldn't levitate multiple big heavy objects.
But hey it's just a theory, a brony theory.